ACM (the Association for Computing Machinery) announced that it has agreed to participate in the Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK) of more than 1,000 U.S. Government member libraries to facilitate their access to the ACM Digital Library (DL). The agreement enables FEDLINK members to subscribe to the DL at a discounted price and to streamline their access to the DL’s vast online collection of resources, which are used by over 1 million computing professionals and students worldwide.
The agreement enables ACM to expand efforts to offer the online computing content of its DL to a critical part of the library market. Among the federal libraries that are eligible under this agreement are those maintained by many of the major science, energy, health, defense and intelligence agencies as well as several legislative committees. FEDLINK members can participate via the FEDLINK website or by emailing ACM at firstname.lastname@example.org. FEDLINK is the business subsidiary of the Federal Library and Information Center Committee (FLICC).